Senator Rusty Crowe

District 3
R – Johnson City
Unicoi and Washington Counties & Part of Carter County

District Address
808 East 8th Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone (423) 926-8288

E-Mail Address
[email protected]

Nashville Address
8 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-2468

Staff Contact
Jenny Ritchey, Logan Grant (Research Analyst)

Personal Website:

Biographical Information

  • Born April 2, 1947
  • Wife Sarah; Ph.D in Biomedical Science
  • Two children, John and Catherine
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice, East Tennessee State University
  • J.D., Atlanta Law School
  • U.S. Army; served in Southeast Asia 1967-71
  • Methodist

Public Office

  • Senate member of the 97th through 110th General Assemblies
  • Chair, Senate Health and Welfare Committee
  • Member, Senate Government Operations Committee
  • Member, Senate Education Committee
  • Member, Joint Government Operations Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee
  • Member, Joint Government Operations Education, Health and General Welfare Subcommittee

Community Involvement

  • American Legion Post 24
  • Lions Club of Johnson City
  • 1st Tennessee Human Development Agency
  • Legislative Silver Bayonet Award from the Tennessee AMVETS
  • 2015 Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging “Aging Impact (Regional) Award
  • 2015 Legislator of the Year, First Tennessee Development District;
  • 2014 Legislative Leadership Award, Tennessee Men’s Health Network
  • 2014 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Cancer Coalition;
  • 2013 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Community Organizations
  • 2011 Legislator of the Year,  National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • 2003 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Development District
  • 1997 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Development District
  • 1994 State Senator of the Year, 1st District Tennessee Christian Coalition
  • 1994 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee School Board Association
  • 1993 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Human Resource Agency